The custom SUV wrap design for a North Wall Schools vehicle features simple composition. “I was looking for a logo and a few words – a tag line,” Jan Swanson of North Wall Schools explained. Too often, people want to cram as much information as possible into their vehicle graphics. The logo and tagline on the sides and website on the back of this vehicle send a clear message without obstructing the design.
We used clear 3M Control Tac vinyl to continue the simplicity of the design. The clear vinyl offers protection without altering or clashing with the Highlander’s original pearl white paint color. “It was a really cool effect because the metallic color in the paint shows through the graphics,” designer Will Oakley said.
For most of our clear vinyl projects, we print white ink under the color to make an image opaque, otherwise the image is transparent and the color will lack vibrancy. This project was unique because we were applying the clear vinyl to an already somewhat white surface. The pearl white color did provide the white background needed to make the color really pop, but since it wasn’t pure white, colors were a little skewed when put against the vehicle.
“We had to do several color tests to find the right color using her car as the base white color. To do this we printed dozens and dozens of squares in the colors she wanted and actually placed them on the car to find a color she liked,” Will explained. “She loves the effect we achieved.”
“It’s great, I really like it. I still get comments on it,” Jan said, adding, “I’m thinking of getting another van done in a similar way.” A custom SUV wrap, partial wraps, or car decals, are a great advertising option for any business, school or organization. As always, simple graphics with minimal text are best, and this clear vinyl partial wrap is an excellent example.
Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project. Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house. Get quality service and a quick turnaround on a custom SUV wrap; contact us for a free quote today!